Subject: Re: find/du hangs on shark
To: None <port-arm@NetBSD.org>
From: Steve Woodford <email@example.com>
Date: 04/26/2004 14:11:15
On Monday 26 April 2004 2:32 am, Hal Murray wrote:
> I've got a shark with a laptop disk installed. It's running NetBSD
> A while ago, it started hanging at 3AM. I assumed that's the cron
NetBSD-1.6 on the Shark is known to hang occasionally during heavy disk
i/o activity. I don't think the exact reason was ever discovered,
although there seemed (at the time) to be some dependency on the brand
of HDD installed...
The NetBSD-2.0 branch is much more reliable on arm32 in general. My
diskful Shark rarely crashes now, despite regular disk-related hangs
with 1.6.x, as you reported. (I believe its occasional crashes of late
are due to the same frame.h problem reported here earlier today, but it
doesn't have a serial console so I can't be sure).
> Time to update to 1.6.2 and see what happens?
That's unlikely to cure the problem, I'm afraid.